An Excerpt from:
“A Live Lived Wholly Unto God: A Testament of the Grace of God on His Servant”
“As Doyle was learning to be led by the Spirit of God, he had brought Patty of Oaks, one of the broodmares he still owned, to his farm in Missouri, after he had sold his practice. Some friends were visiting and wanted to see her and Doyle took them out to his farm where she was pastured. When they drove up she was about a ½ mile away and the people with him said, ‘How are you going to get her?’
‘Watch me,’ he replied.
She wasn’t wearing a halter and he didn’t have a halter or a lead rope with him, but he found some baling twine in the barn and took it with him as he started across the pasture. When he got close, she threw her head up and snorted at him, getting ready to take off. He said, “Stop!” Immediately she stopped in her tracks and he walked up to her and slipped the twine over her neck, looping it over her nose, as a make-shift halter and lead and started back toward where they were parked. Doyle has described her as a spirited thing and a bit of a show-off and she wanted to trot, and he let her trot in circles around him, as he moved the twine-lead from side to side and over his head, while she pranced around him. She responded to his every move without him putting any pressure on the string.
As they made their way back to the area where he had parked, the Lord said to him, ‘When I get through with you, that is how you are going to respond to me.’
Doyle thought, “Lord, I don’t even have to tighten the string on her!”
For the “Saddlebred” folks, Patty of Oaks was trained by Lee Roby. She was a medium bay with black points and no other markings. She had a great presence and would raise her head and tail and flare her nostrils anytime anybody walked up to her. She was all bluff to me. Patty of Oaks was the mother/dam of Hail to Genius whose photo is on my website.
Servant and apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ